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Re: [css3-writing-modes] Latin scripts upright in vertical flow means...what?

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@webkit.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:18:52 -0800
Message-ID: <CABNRm62BypQJf8dBfrUS1CiL3L==F+i-O6g7m3WdDdJ+Ey_WHw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 3:50 AM, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp> wrote:

> When the following styles applied to a Latin text:
>  writing-modes: vertical-rl;
>  text-orientation: upright;
>
> "text-orientation: upright"[1] will make all characters upright, but we
> found we still have different design options, and I'd like toyou're your
> opinions.
>
> Letters and numeric characters are easy, but how should parenthesis,
> hyphens, or colons look?
>
> Option 1: Author said "upright", so every characters should set upright
> (left in the picture[2])
>
> Option 2: Author said "upright", but there are some characters that are
> too unusual to set upright such as parenthesis, hyphens, or colons, and CSS
> should be smart enough to know about that (right in the picture[2])
>

Option 2 is clearly what most authors want so we should definitely support
that. Unless there is some practical use case for option 1, I vouch for
option 2.

- Ryosuke
Received on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 19:19:41 GMT

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